We’re already midway through the week! It is also that time of the week again! Who’d have thought that I am already on my eighth WWW Wednesday! Yay! By the way, this meme is originally hosted by SAM@TAKING ON A WORLD OF WORDS.
The mechanics for WWW Wednesday is quite simple. You just have to answer three questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What have you finished reading?
- What will you read next?
I’ve been seeing this meme quite often in my fellow blogger’s pages. As it is bookish and quite simple to complete, I decided to take the plunge. Oh the bandwagoner in me! It’s been two weeks since my last WWW Wednesday update. I hope you get to enjoy my own version of WWW Wednesdays.
What are you currently reading?
With 2019 inching slowly towards a close (and the decade is about to end as well!), I am ticking off books form my 2019 Top 20 Reading List. By now, I guess, you’ve become familiar with that already as I kept mentioning it in my WWW Wednesday updates. LOL. I hope you never get tired though.
My current read is Nevil Shute’s A Town Like Alice. I just started it so I don’t have much to say for now. I barely know anything about the author and what kind of work he does but I kept encountering his work, A Town Like Alice in numerous must-read lists. It is the primary reason why I wanted to read the book. What does this book hold? I am looking forward to being amazed and captivated.
What have you finished reading?
In two weeks, I was able to tick off two more books from my 2019 Top 20 Reading List! Yay me! My current standing is now 15/20 – 75% already! I guess I can rest easy now that I am about to complete this reading list. But there is so much to be done still.
Anyway, Herman Melville’s Moby Dick was my current read in my last WWW Wednesday post. It has often been renowned as the masterpiece of American literature; they are nearly interchangeable. HMMM. How do I get to this. The book started quite fine as Ishmael created profiles of everyone. At the middle, however, the story begun to drag and it becomes lesser and lesser of a story. It was challenging and difficult to understand and appreciate to say the least. I was just glad I was able to survive it.
The latest book I have finished is Stephen Chbosky’s cult phenomenon, The Perks of Being A Wallflower. I have watched the movie and it was the primary reason why I wanted to read the text version. Just like with Moby Dick, the story started off fine. I liked Charlie and his uncensored thoughts. His tone and voice makes readers connect easier with him. The book dealt with a plethora of heavy and dark subjects. Unfortunately, the way they were dealt with was… lacking. I wanted to love the story but I guess it let me down.
Now I am hoping that A Town Like Alice will reverse the unsatisfactory experiences I had with my last two reads.
What will you read next?
Easy question to answer – the last four books on my 2019 Top 20 Reading List! 🙂 Do look forward to the conclusion of my 2019 reading journey! I do hope everyone’s having a wonderful reading journey as well.
Happy reading everyone!